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Enriching Higher Education Training Through Values And Social Engagement, Gus Gregorutti Dec 2014

Enriching Higher Education Training Through Values And Social Engagement, Gus Gregorutti

Gus Gregorutti

The present study starts describing the relevance of university mission statements and how they have been interacting with the social demands throughout the history of higher education. This way, the recent development of a knowledge economy has strongly impacted universities that look for ways to produce and commercialize ideas (second and third missions). The increasing accreditation agencies and regional and international rankings have helped to reinforce these processes. This trend has created a situation where isomorphic mechanisms are pressing universities to align themselves with models that do not always fit a wide spectrum of them. In addition, this chapter underlines ...


Private Univ In Lta .Pdf, Gus Gregorutti Dec 2014

Private Univ In Lta .Pdf, Gus Gregorutti

Gus Gregorutti

Along with teaching and service, research is one of the main missions of a university. Over the last 30 years, innovation resulting from scientific and technological development is prompting the creation of new bridges between the academia and the productive sector. As a result, through research, universities find alternatives to positively impact the society, generate alternative sources of revenue, and gain more prestige. Thus, research productivity has become a more defining characteristic than an option for universities in the twenty-first century. All over the world, state and private universities intensively look for ways to generate new knowledge and technologies that ...